Pareemit Tyagi is a Sava graduate who joined the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation as a Sales Account Manager at White Horse Surveyors and worked part-time in the Admin Team for an Out-of-Hours GP Practice.
We recently caught up with Pareemit to get an understanding of his experiences with the Sava diploma and the Q&A is summarised below:
Q) What made you consider a career in residential surveying?
A) Whilst working in my sales role with White Horse Surveyors, I grew increasingly interested in understanding and learning about the role of a Residential Surveyor. I even shadowed a few of our surveyors on property inspections, to gain my understanding and knowledge of this field, which helped me in taking the decision to pursue my career in residential surveying.
Q) What is it in particular that drew you to Sava and the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation?
A) I had a keen interest in properties whilst working as a Sales Account Manager at White Horse Surveyors and this made me want to learn more about surveyor roles. The accessibility, flexibility to study part-time and having a finance option to pay for the course was also really appealing to me.
Q) Would you recommend the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation to others looking to pursue a new career? (If so, why?)
A) Yes, of course! I believe, this is an excellent opportunity for those who are either looking for a career change or looking to enhance their skills in residential surveying.
Q) What would you say has been the highlight of the qualification process?
A) The assessment stage was the highlight for me. Questions from the Assessor helped me in understanding the high standards that are expected from a RICS accredited Residential Surveyor.
Q) Do you have any plans now you have qualified?
A) Yes, I have already started my new role as a Residential Surveyor with White Horse Surveyors. I am looking forward to developing my skills and experience before planning to go for MRICS.
Q) Did you work while studying the diploma, if yes how did you find managing work and studying?
A) Yes, I worked 2 jobs, one full-time and the other part-time. At times, it was difficult to manage, but I was fortunate enough to be working in the same industry and having the support of my employer. I was given study leaves and mentorship, which was really helpful for me.
Q) What tips would you give learners who go through the process?
A) The Diploma in Residential Surveying is challenging and requires hard work. However, when you qualify the assessment stage and get your AssocRICS registration number it will be worth it, and you will feel proud of your achievements.
To find out more about the Sava Diploma in Residential Valuation please click here: https://sava.co.uk/education/diploma-residential-surveying-valuation/